Schema.org

Created by Roy Lachica

This and the underlying pages describe how Webnodes CMS lets you easily setup Schema.org support on your site.

schema-org-logoIn Webnodes CMS version 3.7 we introduced Schema.org support. Having native support for Schema.org brings many benefits.

Many CMS's that does not have Schema.org built into the system require developers to hardcode microdata into templates. This can be a tedious job requireing you as a developer to understand Schema.org and microdata as well as testing and making sure the syntax is correct. 

With the Webnodes Schema.org implementation you do not have to learn yet another language (microdata) and you don't even have to know about Schema.org. All you have to know is that Schema.org is a collection of types with properties that help search engines make sense of content. Properties can themselves be types with more properties. 

For a full list of benefits see our blog post Introducing fully integrated dynamic Schema.org support in Webnodes CMS v3.7.

Feedback

The Schema.org initiative by Google, Microsoft and Yahoo is fairly new. As we are the first CMS to have implemented fully integrated dynamic support for it we would love to hear your thoughts.

We welcome any feedback, comments, ideas and suggestions. Feel free to drop us a line.
Roy Lachica, chief developer of Semantic technologies at Webnodes.
Roy can be contacted at roy@webnodes.com.

How to get started

Follow the guides.  

  1. Planning Schema.org (optional)
  2. Setting up Schema.org mappings
  3. Editing templates for Schema.org

Why use Schema.org on your site

You may now how asked yourself what the fuzz is all about. Why should I as a developer care?

In brief, using Schema.org will help drive traffic to the site you are developing. We predict that Schema.org will become a must-have on most data rich websites. To learn more visit our page Get more traffic using Semantic tags on our main web site.

Demo

Our Explore Norway demo site that is provided with the Webnodes installer has been setup with dynamic Schema.org support. This demo can also be viewed online. (We are currently working on this demo so it might not be fully Schema.org compliant at this moment)